Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC)

Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program designed to globalize US classrooms. TGC is a program of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IRE).

Activities include:

* An online course designed specifically for US teachers aiming to globalize their classrooms;
* Two Global Education Symposiums in Washington, DC (pre- and posttravel);
* An international fellowship through a two week country visit upon successful completion of the online course.

Travel under this program will be to one of the following countries: Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, or Ukraine.

Participants are selected through a national, open competition. Eligible applicants must be US citizens, and must be full-time secondary-level (middle or high school), teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Second Language, English Language or Literature,
Social Studies, mathematics, or science.

For more information, visit Teachers for Global Classrooms at www.irex.org/tgc where
you can read more about the program and apply online.

Applications are due June 15, 2011.


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